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Dark Sword-grass
Agrotis ipsilon

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2091 / 73.327

A fairly common migrant and occasional resident.

Has been found in most habitats.

Not known if it survives the winter in the immature state. Adults are attracted to light.

Recorded in 94 (67%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-25mm
Flight: July - October mainly but noted in all months
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Immigrant / Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO44
04/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
25/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
23/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54
22/09/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO54

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